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Bijoux d’artistes, de Picasso à Koons. La collection idéale de Diane Venet

— 23/01/2022
11:00 - 19:00
23/10/2021 — 23/01/2022
11:00 - 19:00
Ratskeller exhibition space (rue du Curé)

Free entrance


Thirty years ago, the artist Bernar Venet wrapped a thin rod of silver foil around the fi nger of the woman who would become his wife . . . It was this touching, spontaneous gesture that would forever mark Diane Venet and instil in her a passion for the collection of artists’ jewellery, rare and rich in symbolic power.

This impressive collection of small works of art has seduced audiences in several museums around the world, and it is now the turn of the City of Luxembourg to welcome a selection of pieces from one hundred international artists in a new exhibition conceived by the Cercle Cité team and curated by Diane Venet.

The exhibition at Cercle Cité takes visitors on a chronological and thematic journey through a display specifically designed by NJOY to accommodate these miniature works created by leading avant-garde artists (Georges Braque, the Pomodoro brothers, Alexander Calder), Surrealists (Hans Arp, Salvador Dalí) , Man Ray), Pop artists (Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana), Minimalists (Frank Stella, Lucio Fontana) and contemporary artists (Kader Attia, ORLAN, Anish Kapoor . . .).

For this exhibition, Diane Venet has given the opportunity to the Franco-Luxembourgish duo Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil to create their fi rst piece of jewelry, a ring that perfectly embodies their artistic style.

The exhibition at the Cercle Cité pays tribute to the creativity of artists, inviting visitors to connect with their own sensitivity as well as with that of the artists, whose perspective – at times critical, at others playful – and ingenious work accompany us in all circumstances and will continue, again and again, to introduce an element of dream into our daily lives.


Due to the current situation related to Covid-19, the opening will be divided into hourly slots, from 6pm to 8pm. 

Places are limited and registration is mandatory (register here).

It is mandatory for visitors to wear a mask for the visit of the exhibition; wine reception under CovidCheck regime only.

Free guided tour every Saturday at 3pm

23.10.2021 (FR)
30.10.2021 (EN)
06.11.2021 (LU/DE)
13.11.2021 (FR)
20.11.2021 (EN)
27.11.2021 (LU/DE)
04.12.2021 (FR)
11.12.2021 (EN)
18.12.2021 (LU/DE)
08.01.2022 (FR)
15.01.2022 (EN)
22.01.2022 (LU/DE)

10 people maximum - No registration needed

Special opening hours:
24.12.2021 and 31.12.2021 : 11am-3pm

le 25.12.2021 et le 01.01.2022

In accordance with the health regulations related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of visitors in the exhibition space is limited to 10 people and its access isn't placed under any CovidCheck regime. It is mandatory for visitors to wear a mask while visiting the exhibition.

Exhibition opening 22.10.2021 - 18:00
Cercle Cité
Diane Venet
Exhibition Design
Institut Français du Luxembourg, Association Victor Hugo, Ambassade de France
Reckinger, Galerie Ceysson & Bénétière
No-Nail Boxes

Framework programme

Round-table discussion

Jewellery as a means of expression. Artistic expertise and the choice of materials

In the framework of the "Bijoux d’artistes, de Picasso à Koons. La collection idéale de Diane Venet" exhibition

Organized by Cercle Cité

25/11/2021 18:30 - 20:30

Photographic retrospective

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